Ships hit during WWI

Polvena

NamePolvena
TypeSteamer
GRT4,750 tons
Country  British
Built1904
BuilderJ. C. Tecklenborg A.G., Geestemünde
OperatorJ. Herron & Co., Liverpool (crown nominees)
History

U-boat attacks on Steamer Polvena


DateU-boatLoss typePositionLocationRouteCargoCasualties
117 Oct 1917U 53 (Hans Rose)Sunk25 miles NxE1/4E of Ushant
48.55N, 05.10W
Beira - London
general cargo
3

Reassessed in 2008; UC 79’s later torpedo attack agaisnt Polvena didn’t hit its intended target but instead sank the escorting trawler Ruby.

Position of attack on Polvena

Legend

1917 (1).

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